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Pope Francis presides over Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 21, 2024.

Pope Francis: Return to God’s word rather than social media’s ‘violence of words’

Jan 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Speaking of the “immense power” that the word of God can unleash in people’s lives, Pope Francis encouraged us to... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: The devil uses ‘three widespread and dangerous temptations’ to divide us

Feb 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also offered advice for how to overcome temptations using the Word of God. Read more

Pope Francis confers the ministry of catechist in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis confers lay ministries upon 10 people in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis conferred the lay ministries on the Sunday of the Word of God, a day that he declared in... Read more

Pope Francis waves during his Sunday Angelus message and prayer on July 17, 2022

Pope Francis: Time with the Word of God keeps our efforts from being ‘sterile activism’

Jul 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

According to the Vatican gendarmes, around 12,000 people were in St. Peter’s Square for the pope’s weekly message. Read more

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up March 21, 2018.

The Holy Spirit makes human words 'dynamite,' Pope Francis says

May 29, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Spirit is what gives power, life, and dynamism to evangelization, not good rhetorical skills, Pope Francis said Wednesday.  Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 20, 2017.

Pope Francis: Let the Word of God take root in your heart

Sep 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholics should listen to the scripture readings at Mass with an open heart, so that the Word of God can... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Do you read the Bible as often as you check your phone? Francis asks

Mar 5, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis said if we want to fight against the temptation of sin, we... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pope: Word of God strengthens us in moments of temptation

Feb 18, 2014

Pope Francis on Feb. 18 stressed that the Word of God “opens the horizon” and saves Christians from the temptation... Read more